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sky pilot

noun, Slang.
a member of the clergy, especially a chaplain of the armed forces.
Origin of sky pilot
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I say, Charley,” observed Mr Jellaby, “have you seen our ‘sky pilot’ yet?

    Crown and Anchor John Conroy Hutcheson
  • Pertaining to the use of the title "sky pilot," a little story is told.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
  • Gwen was undoubtedly wild and, as The sky pilot said, wilful and wicked.

    The Sky Pilot Ralph Connor
  • I wish only to give you this last message from our sky pilot.

  • "We'd better wait until they're asleep," counseled The sky pilot.

    The Oakdale Affair Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • It was their opinion that their regiment had some sky pilot.

  • We were all feeling pretty sour on the world when the sky pilot came along and cheered us up.

    A Yankee in the Trenches R. Derby Holmes
  • The "padre" or "sky pilot" requires to be a man of considerable tact, and generally speaking he is.

    The British Navy Book

    Cyril Field
  • Fancy being saved like them wormy railroad men, and town scouts, took abject because the sky pilot was explaining hell.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • The sky pilot knelt by the Scotchman's side, and when the dying man saw the visitor a smile came upon his face.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
British Dictionary definitions for sky pilot

sky pilot

(slang) a chaplain in one of the military services
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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